Children’s Books Encouraging Exercise

Learning about exercise doesn’t have to be a lecture — make it fun with these engaging children’s books about exercise and physical fitness!

February may be American Heart Month, but really — getting kids to move and love exercise is always in season!

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

You can find these children’s books about exercise at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

young girl swinging on monkey rings at playground

About Children’s Physical Fitness

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, fit kids sleep better

When kids are being active, most of it is happening in the schools. But the unfortunate thing is the time that kids are actually being active in schools is not enough.

Check out the ideas and suggestions for easy and fun exercises for kids.

Encourage exercise for your kids! Check out these engaging children's books about exercise and physical fitness! PLUS FREE body parts study unit resources


Even though my kids are often on the go, I wanted to teach my children that moving their bodies is the best way to stay healthy.

And being healthy isn’t just about keeping one’s body healthy.

Exercise has great benefits for one’s mental health as well.

Be sure to check out our Human Body Activities for Kids to give you more great ideas for school and at home!

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  1. Lovely suggestions. My daughter is going to love these books.

  2. Wow! This is a good list of book to support children stay and get active. It is really useful for children to know how important fitness and exercise to their health. Thank you for your post.

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